V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first Design Museum

The V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open its doors to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018.

It will be the only V&A museum in the world outside of London and was designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.  The V&A Dundee stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, formerly part of the city’s docklands and is a major new cultural development for Scotland and the UK.

At the heart of V&A Dundee, the Scottish Design Galleries will tell the story of Scotland’s exceptional and international design heritage. These galleries will be free to enter and feature around 300 exhibits drawn from the V&A’s collections, as well as from museums and private collections across Scotland and the rest of the world.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s magnificent Oak Room, fully restored and preserved for future generations in a partnership with Glasgow Life, will stand at the centre of the galleries.

The museum will also include learning spaces for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to participate in design creativity; a design residency studio where designers will share work-in-progress with visitors; a multi-purpose auditorium for conferences and community events, and a restaurant with spectacular views from its open terrace over RRS Discovery and the River Tay.

Little’s are already including the V&A Dundee in tour itineraries from September onwards.  Dundee has always been a popular stopover for clients touring Scotland and the new museum will generate further interest in Scotland’s rich design heritage.

To book one of our bespoke tours, or for further information, contact us on – 0141 883 2111 or email us at tours@littles.co.uk.